Unlocking the Power of Data to Improve Health Worldwide

LunaPBC is the founder and manager of the first community-owned health and DNA research platform.

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Now, more than ever, we have an opportunity to harness data to improve health for everyone worldwide.

Expanding our Ability to Learn from Data
Enhancing Privacy, Security, and Transparency
Breaking Silos to Access and Enrich Data for Discovery

Transforming Your Health Data Into Health Breakthroughs

LunaDNA, founded by Luna Public Benefit Corporation (LunaPBC) is a community-owned platform for health research. Anyone can join, share their health data, and receive ownership shares in the company. When researchers conduct studies on the data in our secure platform, the proceeds are passed back to the community as dividends.

About LunaDNA

LunaDNA was created by LunaPBC, a team of passionate genomics and technology veterans. LunaPBC is responsible for managing the LunaDNA platform, including developing research projects with non-profits and for-profits to make medical discoveries with the health data on the platform.

 

Our Passion

The LunaPBC team holds integrity, honesty, and transparency as top values. We are passionate about science, technology, and the promise they hold for medicine.

Purpose Driven

Inspired by life experiences to improve health and quality of life for everyone

People First

Sharing a deep-rooted desire to solve important problems for the greater good of humanity

High Integrity

Creating an opportunity for all stakeholders by establishing a community based on understanding, authenticity, honesty, and transparency

Inclusive Innovation

Making a people-centered platform that reflects the diversity seen all over the world

Leadership Team

Bob Kain

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Bob Kain is a renowned pioneer in genomics. At Illumina, Bob led the invention of the modern, high throughput genome sequencer that brought the cost from millions of dollars down to less than $1000.

He joined Illumina pre-IPO in 1999 and retired in 2014, as the Chief Engineering Officer. Bob is lead inventor on 28 U.S. patents that led to the breakthroughs that have revolutionized genome sequencing. Prior to joining Illumina, Bob was the Director of the Microarray Business Unit at Molecular Dynamics. He is also on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Dovetail Genomics, Singular Genomics, and Edenroc Biosecurity, and is the co-founder of Revere Biosensor. Additionally, he is the co-founder and chairman of the board of a successful health & fitness business, Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Center, with multiple locations in San Diego and Reno, Nevada.

Bob received a BS in Physics from San Diego State University and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Dawn Barry

President & Co-Founder

Dawn served as the Vice President of Applied Genomics at Illumina, Inc. Dawn integrated market development strategies with product and business model innovation to accelerate the application of genomics in medicine and personal healthcare. Dawn joined Illumina in 2005.

Prior to Illumina, Dawn spent seven years at Genaissance Pharmaceuticals, one of the first genomics startups focused on individualized medicine and DNA-based diagnostic testing.

She holds a BS in biology from the University of Vermont and a MBA from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Scott Kahn, Ph.D

Scott Kahn, Ph.D

Chief Information Officer, Former CIO and VP of Commercial and Enterprise Informatics at Illumina

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David Lewis

David Lewis

Chief Financial Officer & Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder at Ganley Investments, Former Citigroup Executive

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Deborah Thompson

Debora Thompson

Vice President, Strategy & Business Operations, Former Director, Market Strategy and Innovation, Clinical Genomics at Illumina

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Kirby Bloom

Kirby Bloom

Chief Architect, Former Head of Software & Informatics, Applied Genomics at Illumina

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Bojil Velinov

Bojil Velinov

Head of Dev Ops & Automation, Former Sr. DevOps Architect, Clinical Genomics at Illumina

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Advisors

Representing seasoned healthcare and patient advocates, data scientists, and consumer engagement leaders, our advisory board exemplifies the expertise needed to help build a member-centric, future-focused Public Benefit Corporation.

Michael Witz

Michael Witz

Co-Founder, Co-Founder Redemption Games, Blockchain Investor and Y Combinator Alumni

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Dan Lin

Dan Lin

Co-Founder, CTO & Co-Founder of Redemption Games, Blockchain Developer and Y Combinator Alumni

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Sharon Terry

Sharon Terry

Advisor, CEO at Genetic Alliance, Chair of the Coalition for Genetic Fairness

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Ed Yu

Ed Yu

Advisor, Chairman of Vascular Cures, Former partner at PwC Strategy & Healthcare

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Ashley Van Zeeland, Ph.D

Ashley Van Zeeland, Ph.D

Advisor, VP, Product Development Business Operations & Systems Integration at Illumina, Former CTO at Human Longevity, Former Co-Founder Cypher Genomics

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Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D

Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D

Advisor, Professor of Biomedical Data Science and Genetics at Stanford University

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Aristides A.N. Patrinos, Ph.D

Aristides A.N. Patrinos, Ph.D

Advisor, Former President Synthetic Genomics, Lead at Human Genome Project

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David Barker, Ph.D

David Barker, Ph.D

Advisor, Former Chief Scientific Officer of Illumina

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Alex Casdin

Alex Casdin

Advisor, Founder & CEO of Reneo Capital healthcare fund; former VP Amylin Pharmaceuticals

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Francisco Garcia, Ph.D

Francisco Garcia, Ph.D

Advisor, VP Software Engineering at Illumina

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Investors

LunaPBC is backed by leading healthcare and technology investors including:

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Illumina Ventures

Biotech VC Fund

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Arch Venture Partners

Biotech VC Fund

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Hemispshere Ventures

Future-Tech VC Fund

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Bridgelink Capital

UK Tech VC Fund

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Gavin Saitowitz

CEO of Prelude Capital

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David Walt

Co-Founder of Illumina